Environmental Industry News

Nation`s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

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30/03/2015

The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity. Exelon Corp., operator of the largest fleet of U.S. nuclear plants, says it could have to close three of them if Illinois rejects the company's pitch to let it recoup more from consumers since the plants do not ...

Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines

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30/03/2015

There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where? Proposals to build or expand natural gas pipelines are met with an upswell of citizen discontent. At ...

Duke Energy CEO loses $600K in pay over coal ash pollution

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30/03/2015

Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals. A portion of Good's $8.3 million compensation was reduced 35 percent in 2014 compensation, according to a proxy statement released this week ahead of the company's annual ...

Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) & Chemical Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

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29/03/2015

The IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses tetrachloroethylene, more commonly known as PERC, and potential exposure concerns. PERC is a manufactured chemical that has been used for dry cleaning purposes, as a chemical intermediate, metal degreaser and as a component of some consumer ...

Valeport In Action Competition – WIN an iPAD Air 2 or an iPAD MINI 3

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30/03/2015

end Us Your Photos and Videos We’re looking for videos and photos of Valeport products in deployment. Whether it’s a Valeport sensor, profiler or a tide gauge, an echo-sounder or an altimeter, any Valeport product, we’d like to see our products in your applications. So if you’re working on a project, take your camera along and shoot some video or photos. Send it to us, ...

Catalytic Hard Water Scale Prevention System Successfully Tested Under US Government Green Proving Ground Scheme

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26/03/2015

The US Government's GSA takes products that it believes could be environmentally useful for its estate of buildings and tests them scaling Caused by hard water is a big problem worldwide. For 18 Months The  General Services Administration , responsible for many public buildings in the US,  tested a catalytic hard water scale preventer  under the ...

EEB report urges EU to make better use of resources

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30/03/2015

According to a new report from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the EU should make better use of one of the most powerful tools at its disposal if it wants to reduce resource consumption in Europe and bring about a circular economy. While the Ecodesign Directive is reported to be already delivering substantial energy savings and is allowing consumers to save hundreds of euros on their ...

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